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Kim Kardashian is now the queen of Instagram, even though she lost followers

By Alexandra Zaslow
Updated December 19, 2014 02:30 PM
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While Kim Kardashian was a victim of Thursday’s Instagram Rapture, she also emerged from the purge with an impressive new title: the most-followed Insta-celeb.

In the social media application’s effort to delete inactive and spam accounts, many users saw a drop in their follower count, including Kardashian.

The reality star, who recently tried to break the Internet with her Paper Magazine cover, lost 1.3 million of her 23 million Instagram followers.

She now has more followers than Justin Bieber, who said goodbye to more than 3.5 million of his 23 million Instagram followers.

Kardashian and Bieber weren’t the only celebrities to see a major drop. Ariana Grande was hit hard, losing 1.5 million of her 21 million followers, and Beyoncé lost more than 800,000 of her 22 million followers.

Some celebrities didn’t mind seeing their follower count drop.

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